It’s no secret: Maine’s paper industry is in trouble and has been for decades.
As the world has digitized — a trend exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic — Mainers have seen mill towns like Ashland, Mexico, and Rumford bear the brunt of the disruption. Jobs lost. Families scattered. Once-prosperous industrial hubs now face challenges earlier generations couldn’t have imagined.
Source: Central Maine
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